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Auction 115, Lot 244

"Map of Illinois with parts of Indiana, Wisconsin, &c.", Burr, David H.

Subject: Illinois

Period: 1836 (dated)


Color: Black & White

12.8 x 17.8 inches
32.5 x 45.2 cm
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Detailed map provides information on the counties, watershed, settlements, Indian villages and railroads. The proposed routes of the Illinois Central Railroad, Alton and Mount Carmel Railroad, Hillsboro Rail Road, Northern Cross Rail Road, and the Warsaw and Peoria Rail Road are shown. The Indian land boundary and the area ceded to the U.S. by the Sioux, Sax and Fox nations are noted. Burr was also a commercial cartographer and publisher of some note, in addition to being the Topographer to the Post Office and the Geographer to the House of Representatives. Dated 1836, but published circa 1849.

References: Claussen & Friis #146

Condition: A

Folding, as issued. Slight hint of foxing, barely visible. Binding trim in lower margin.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $65

Closed on 6/21/2006